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Find Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns for a Variety of Projects

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Tunisian crochet is a popular technique for creating a variety of different projects. Find free Tunisian crochet patterns for pretty bags, useful kitchen accessories, and more.

Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns for Women's Accessories:

You can make a variety of fashion accessories using Tunisian crochet.

Tunisian Crochet Bags and Purses

Tunisian Crochet Bag Patterns -- Striped Purse and Apple Purse Worked in Afghan Stitch
Tunisian Crochet Bag Patterns -- Striped Purse and Apple Purse -- Photos © Amy Solovay

Tunisian crochet is well-suited to making purses and bags that are both sturdy and attractive.

Striped Tunisian Crochet Bag Pattern

This striped crochet bag almost appears woven, but it is definitely crocheted. The bag is made using afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch.

This bag has crocheted handles, which means that you do not have to purchase separate purse handles to complete it.

Tunisian Crochet Purse With Beaded Apple Motif

This purse combines two popular crochet techniques - Tunisian crochet and beaded crochet. To put the finishing touches on the apple, you also get to indulge in a bit of cross stitching. Tunisian crochet offers a unique surface for working cross stitch designs.

Tunisian Crochet Headband

Faux Knit Headband
Faux Knit Headband -- Photo © Michael Solovay

This headband is a quick project that utilizes the easy-but-interesting Tunisian knit stitch.

Tunisian Crochet Patterns for the Home

Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth
Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Tunisian crochet is well-suited to making projects for home decor. Here are some free Tunisian crochet patterns for making projects to accent and decorate your home.

Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

The phrase "faux knit" refers to Tunisian knit stitch, a Tunisian crochet stitch which looks quite a bit like knitting. If you haven't yet learned how to crochet that stitch, this dishcloth gives you the ideal opportunity. The dishcloth is easy to crochet, and the free pattern is available on our website.

Easy Tunisian Crochet Potholders

Easy Crochet Potholder in Afghan Stitch
Tunisian Crochet Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
These Tunisian crochet potholders are super-easy to crochet. The pattern is very basic, and it is also quite relaxing once you have mastered the Tunisian simple stitch.

Pretty Tunisian Crochet Potholders With Chic V-Stitch Edging

Pretty Crocheted Potholder
Pretty Crocheted Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

These potholders are a bit fancier than the plainer ones pictured above, but they are also very easy to crochet. The body of the potholder is worked in Tunisian simple stitch, and the edging is worked in V-stitches.

These potholders were designed to match a lacy cotton dishcloth; you can crochet both projects for a coordinating set.

Rainbow Kitchen Set Worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch

Colorful Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set; Potholders and Dishcloth
Colorful Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set; Potholders and Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Rainbow Potholders in Primary Colors:

You can use Tunisian crochet to create color blends in the same row of stitches. This can be accomplished by working the forward pass and the return in different colors. It's easy, but the results look complex and sophisticated.

This potholder explores some possibilities for blending the primary colors - red, yellow, and blue. There are many amazing effects you can achieve using this simple concept of color blending. These potholders are fantastic introduction to the concept if it is new to you.

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  • See a close-up of the stitches. This photo shows both blended and plain rows of Tunisian simple stitch.


  • Matching Rainbow Dishcloth Pattern:

    A rainbow dishcloth completes this set.

    Christmas Potholders

    Christmas Crochet Potholder Worked in Tunisian Simple Stitch AKA Afghan Stitch
    Tunisian Crochet Christmas Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These festive potholders are worked in red and white stripes of Tunisian simple stitch, and then cross stitched in green for the finishing touches. They make great gifts, and can be crocheted at any time of the year if you want to get a head start on making your holiday gifts.

    Tunisian Simple Stitch Potholder in Variegated Shades of Brown Yarn

    Tunisian Crochet Potholder in Variegated Shades of Brown Yarn
    Tunisian Crochet Potholder in Shades of Brown - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay

    This potholder is much less complicated than it looks. At first glance, you might think it would involve a mess of complex color changes, but it doesn't. The colors are all incorporated into one variegated yarn.

    The zigzag / argyle pattern happened naturally as a result of the combination of yarn, pattern and stitches; I didn't have to go out of my way to create it. This phenomenon is known as "color flashing."

    The variegated yarn helps to keep this project interesting. As you crochet, you'll find yourself constantly anticipating the next stitch, just to see what the yarn will do next.

    Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set -- Potholders and Dishcloth

    Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set -- Potholders and Dishcloth
    Tunisian Crochet Kitchen Set Including Potholders and Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Variegated Potholders in Shades of Denim Blue:

    These potholders are very similar to the ones shown above, only the colors are blues instead of browns.

    Variegated Denim Dishcloth in Tunisian Crochet:

    This dishcloth is another one of those projects that looks complicated, but isn't. It's actually very easy. The variegated yarn does all the colorwork for you. You don't even have to change colors until you get to the edging.

    Pastel Variegated Potholder Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch

    Pastel Variegated Crochet Potholder in Tunisian Simple Stitch
    Pastel Variegated Potholder Crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay
    Here's a pretty pastel potholder worked in Tunisian simple stitch.
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